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Leigh Hart: Resolutions and prayers for new year

New Year's resolutions and prayers for the future bring forth wishes for peace, prosperity, and happiness, but the reality of our world is such that hopes for a better tomorrow ring discordantly for millions of innocent people.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jim Lentini: Retirement planning challenges seniors

Today Americans are living longer and more vivacious lives.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Friendly competition: Kids' basketball leagues

The city's park and recreation department organizes youth basketball leagues with 154 teams and 1,450 children between 5 and 15 years old, said recreation supervisor Rich Carr.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Why the radio frequency vanished

I, too, miss the wonderful classical and bluegrass music from KCSN-FM (Letter to the editor "Vanished radio frequency," Jan. 6).

January 13, 2009 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

First place

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


In the service: Kimberly A. Peck

Kimberly A. Peck has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.

She is the daughter of Robin E. and Debbie A. Peck of Santa Clarita.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Fadi R. Tami

Army Pvt. Fadi R. Tami has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Eloy I. Sanchez

Marine Corps Pfc. Eloy I. Sanchez, son of Reyna Gonzaga of Newhall, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.

During the course with Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command, Camp Lejeune, N. C, students are provided with a comprehensive theoretical and practical background in the performance and administration of duties as a warehouse clerk. Studies include storage and issue procedures, record keeping, inventory of materials, storing gear and running warehouse machinery such as a forklift.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Francis L. Enriquez

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Francis L. Enriquez, son of Violeta and Namor Enriquez of Stevenson Ranch, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with Patrol Squadron 45, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Enriquez was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Enriquez joined the Navy in August 2002.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Anthony Schomaker

Navy Seaman Recruit Anthony P. Schomaker, son of Sherry L. Schomaker of West Covina, Calif. and David A. Schomaker of Valencia, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Schomaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


Steve Lunetta: Modern piracy: No Jack Sparrows or Jolly Rogers

"First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more of what you call 'guidelines' than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner."

January 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wilderness legislation is important

I have been concerned over the years about the three federally listed endangered species in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 12, 2009 | By Noemi Knights Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Lights, camera ... local filmmakers showcase their work

Some were black and white silent films that danced to playful music. Others were high school newscasts morphed into documentaries.

January 12, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 12, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

First Word

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


In the service: Andrew A. Scraper

Andrew A. Scraper is the Airman of the Quarter for Vandenberg AFB, California.

January 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


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UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


The billboard petition needs more time

We need more time to gather signatures for the referendum to prevent MTA and Allvision from moving forward with the digital/electronic billboards.

May 05, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Dodgers waste 9th-inning lead, lose to Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Just up from Triple-A and matched against one of baseball's best pitchers, Stephen Fife kept the game close.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Allan Vince named TMC V-ball head coach

The Master's College hired Allan Vince as the next women's volleyball head coach, while the men's baseball team faced a bittersweet week by being sent home early from the conference tournament, but earning a trove of All-conference honors along the way.

May 04, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Twin sisters reunite after 78 years apart

FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigerian leader: New order to free abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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